Store vial at -20° C prior to opening. Aliquot contents and freeze at -20° C or below for extended storage. Avoid cycles of freezing and thawing. Centrifuge product if not completely clear after standing at room temperature. This product is stable for several weeks at 4° C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use.
This antibody is optimally suited for monitoring the expression of FLAG™ tagged fusion proteins. As such, this antibody can be used to identify fusion proteins containing the FLAG™ epitope. The antibody recognizes the epitope tag fused to either the amino- or carboxy- termini of targeted proteins. This antibody has been tested by ELISA and western blotting against both the immunizing peptide and FLAGä containing recombinant proteins. Although not tested, this antibody is likely functional for immunoprecipitation, immunocytochemistry, and other immunodetection techniques. The epitope tag peptide sequence was first derived from the 11-amino-acid leader peptide of the gene-10 product from bacteriophage T7. Now the most commonly used hydrophilic octapeptide is DYKDDDDK. Rockland Immunochemical's polyclonal antibody to detect FLAG™ conjugated proteins binds FLAG™ containing fusion proteins with greater affinity than the widely used monoclonal M1, M2 and M5 clones, and shows greater sensitivity in most assays. Affinity purification of the polyclonal antibody results in very low background levels in assays and low cross-reactivity with other cellular proteins.
This affinity purified antibody is directed against the FLAG™ motif and is useful in determining its presence in various assays. This polyclonal anti-FLAG™ tag antibody detects over-expressed proteins containing the FLAG™ epitope tag. In western blotting of bacterial extracts, the antibody does not cross-react with endogenous proteins.
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